Me and You and Everyone We Know

Screening on Film
Directed by Miranda July .
With Miranda July, John Hawkes, Miles Thompson.
US, 2005, 35mm, color, 91 min.

The first feature from conceptual artist Miranda July, Me and You and Everyone We Know explores the hesitant stop-and-start relationship between July’s artist Christine and John Hawkes’s Richard, a recently separated shoe salesman. Orbiting around the periphery of their world are Richard’s two young sons, his co-worker, and the teenage girls whose sexual advances confuse and inspire them. As its title suggests, by the film’s end the tangentially related characters seem to have created a community of sorts, forming tentative bonds. July’s exquisite eye for detail and unique sensibility illuminate the faltering steps her characters take toward each other with delicate grace.

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